Saturday, August 1, 2015

I Like to Score

Signed up for something different this weekend. I'm taking a class in making stained glass at Kiss My Glass.

In the photo below, you can see the 'homework' I did before the class began:

That's my plan for the piece that I'm creating. I created that plan a week or two ago.

Today I started on the project. As you can see from the photos below, I spent today scoring the different pieces of glass, cutting the glass, trimming the glass, trimming the glass, and lining the edges with copper foil.

As you can see in the photo above, I went straight after the hardest pieces to cut. It was a relief to get those pieces out of the way right at the start.

BTW... I'm talking about the purple pieces, not the beveled pieces. Whereas the purple pieces we the hardest ones to cut, the beveled pieces are the easiest by far. They're already pre-cut. :-)

After the tricky purple pieces, It was time for some straight cuts:

After taking a break with the straight green pieces, it was time again for some tricky cuts. Pieces 14-19 & 53 & 56 took some time an care:

After those, it was time for some more straight cuts:

All of my pieces are cut. :-)

I still need to wrap them with foil. Perhaps I'll go in early some week day to do that part. It would be nice to have that out of the way before the next day of class: August 15th.

I'm pleased with all that I learned to do today and appreciate Jackie Marr's instruction and patience.